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1. Eligibility

  • A. Master's Programs and Combined Master’s / Doctoral Programs
    1. International applicants must meet all of the following requirements :
      • He or she holds (or is about to hold) a Bachelor’s degree
      • He or she is not a citizen of Korea
      • His or her parents are not citizens of Korea
    ※ Applicants who hold dual Korean citizenship are prohibited from applying. Citizenship status is determined as that which is held at the date of the application deadline.
  • B. Doctoral Programs
    1. International applicants must meet all of the following requirements :
      • He or she holds (or is about to hold) a Master’s degree
      • He or she is not a citizen of Korea
      • His or her parents are not citizens of Korea
    ※ Applicants who hold dual Korean citizenship are prohibited from applying. Citizenship status is determined as that which is held at the date of the application deadline.
  • C. Eligibility for language proficiency (Master’s Programs, Doctoral Programs, Master’s and Combined Master’s/ Doctoral Programs) Applicants must provide one of the following as proof of language proficiency :
    1. ① Korean proficiency: A "TOPIK" certificate for level 3 or higher
    2. ② English proficiency: A score report from a recognized English proficiency test (TOEFL - PBT 550, CBT 210, iBT 80, IELTS 5.5, TEPS 550, TOEIC 700 or higher)
    3. ③ Be a native English speaker
    4. ④ A confirmation letter of English or Korean proficiency issued by the department after the initial admission interview (Nov 22 – Dec 2).
    ※ Applicants who want to apply for the following departments MUST meet required conditions
Eligibility for language proficiency
Department Eligibility for language proficiency
Graduate school Korean Language & Literature TOPIK level 5 or higher
History/Philosophy/Pubic
Administration/Sociology/Visual
Communication Design/Business
Administration/Fine Arts
TOPIK level 4 or higher
Mass Communication/Geography TOPIK level 4 or higher
(※ interviews by telephone or internet are not acceptable)
Psychology TOPIK level 5 or higher; or ② ③ ④ stated in Eligibility, 3
(※ interviews by telephone or internet are not acceptable)
Economics/International Trade TOPIK level 3 or higher
Nursing Meet both ① and ② stated inEligibility, 3
Graduate School of International Studies Korean Culture Studies TOPIK level 3 or higher
Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language TOPIK level 5 or higher

2. Number of Admissions & Academic Departments

  • 1. Number of Admissions : International student admissions are based on a departmental limit.
  • 2. Academic Departments : Appendix 1

3. Admission procedure

  • A. Flow chart of procedures
    1. Application Accept application documents
    2. Screening Screen application documents
    3. Department Interview Department Interview
    4. Screening Committee Admissions Committee screening
    5. Screening by Council of Graduate School Final screening for admission
    6. Notification of admission
      result
      Announce admission results,
      issue certificate of admission and registration
  • B. Schedule of procedures
    Schedule of procedures
    Procedures Time Remarks
    Online application Nov. 1(Tue) ∼ Nov. 11(Fri) 17:00 Uwayapply (refer to the KNU Website http://en.knu.ac.kr)
    Submit application documents Nov. 1(Tue) ∼ Nov. 11(Fri) 18:00 to Office of International Affairs Required documents ➀~⑪
    Screening of application documents By Nov. 18(Fri) by Office of International Affairs Unsuccessful applicants will be notified at this stage.
    Department Interviews Nov. 22(Tue) ~ Dec. 2(Fri) Departments will notice interview schedule if they have
    Admissions Committee screening By Dec. 16(Fri)
    Submit financial documents Dec. 14(Wed) ~ Dec. 23(Fri) Applicant who can submit the financial documents for above USD 15,000 can submit the document with the application documents.
    Screening by Council of Graduate School By Dec. 23(Fri)
    Notification of admission results Dec. 29(Thu) expected http://gp.knu.ac.kr
    Registration Early of Jan. (First chance),
    Late of Feb. (Second chance)
    Get an invoice from O.I.A
    Submit verification documents By Feb. 27(Mon). 2017

※ Please refer to the site (http://en.knu.ac.kr, click 'admission') for online application

4. Application Procedure

  • A. Application period :
    1. Nov. 1(Tue) ∼ Nov. 11(Fri) 18:00
  • B. Submission of Application: All required documents should be submitted to Office of International Affairs using one of following methods :
    1. ⓐ In person
    2. ⓑ Mail (either express or regular registered mail)
    All the required documents must be submitted by the last day of the application period.

5. Required Documents

  • A. (After completing the online application) Additional Application Documents
    Schedule of procedures
    Master’s / Combined Master’s & Doctoral Program Doctoral Program
    ① Completed application form (print through online application)
    ② Statement of Purpose and study plan (KNU format, in English or Korean)
    ③ One Letter of recommendation from professors of previously attended universities (KNU format) (KNU format) NOTE: A Letter of recommendation must be sealed with the recommender's signature on the envelope.
    ④ Certificate of Degree (original copies or notarized) ④ Certificate of Degree (original copies or notarized) - both Undergraduate and Master's
    ⑤ Graduation certificates from universities attended previously (original copies or notarized) ⑤ Graduation certificates from universities attended previously - both Undergraduate and Master's (original copies or notarized)
    NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected date of graduation.
    ⑥ Official transcripts from universities attended previously (original copies or notarized) ⑥ Official transcripts from universities attended previously - both Undergraduate and Master's for Doctoral program) (original copies or notarized)
    ⑦ English proficiency test results or Korean proficiency test results
    ※ Only accepted if expiry date is before Nov.11.2016. ※Will not be accepted after application period
    ⑧ Certificate of enrollment and transcript at a Korean Language Institute (if applicable)
    ⑨ Copy of applicant's alien registration card, front and back (if applicable)
    ⑩ Copy of applicant's passport (page with passport number)
    ⑪ Full birth certificate or Family Census Register

    ※ All required documents should be submitted along with one additional photocopy.
    ※ Full Birth Certificate or Family Census Register Official documents indicating parents' nationality and relationship between the applicants and his/her parents.

  • B. Financial Documents
    1. For whom : Applicants who have passed Admissions Committee screening
    2. When : Dec. 14(Wed) ~ Dec. 23(Fri)
    3. Required documents
      • ① Original copy of bank statement (in English) or certificate stipulating that the applicant will receive a scholarship from an institution other than KNU.
        • · Non-scholarship applicants: Submit bank statement showing more than USD 15,000
        • · 50% KINGS scholarship beneficiaries: Submit bank statement showing more than USD 12,000
        • · 100% KINGS scholarship beneficiaries: Submit bank statement showing more than USD 9,000
      • ② Employment certificate and certificate of income from a financial guarantor. ※ An academic advisor's certificate of supporting finance and his(her) certificate of employment can be substituted for the above two documents.
  • C. Academic Degree Verification Documents
    1. For whom : Final successful applicants
    2. When : by Feb.27(Mon)
    3. Required documents : Successful applicants must submit one of the following ➀,➁,➂ documents
      • ① Apostille Certificate of your previous academic documents
      • ② Verified by the Korean Embassy in other countries or the Embassy in Korea
      • ③ Confirmation from the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center(Only for applicants who hold a degree from universities in China)
      • ※ Applicants who graduated from universities in Korea can submit copy of the degree.

6. Application Fee : ₩ 60,000 (Korean Currency)

  1. Application fee should be paid using the online payment system.
  2. Failure to pay the application fee during the application period will result in cancellation.
  3. You can get the application number after payment of the application fee. ※ NOTE: It is impossible to revise the contents of the application after payment.

7. Scholarships (KNU International Graduate Scholarships) and Benefits

  • A. Qualifications: Students recommended by departments
  • B. Number of the Selected : · New international students : up to 70 applicants based on 100% tuition payment
    · Enrolled students : up to 210 applicants based on 100% tuition payment
  • C. Procedure
    1. Department screening Recommend KINGS students by their ranking
    2. O.I.A Assign number of 100% tuition fee waiver to every department
    3. DepartmentSelect KINGS students as 100% or 50% tuition fee waiver based on the number of assigned 100% tuition fee waiver

  • ※ professors will recommend students for KINGS based on their academic performance, language ability etc.
  • D. Related information for enrolled students
    1. Benefits : 100% or 50% of tuition fees waived
    2. Scholarship students will be selected every semester up to the 4th semester contingent on the following :
      • New international students: academic performance (i.e. grades), language ability, knowledge of major etc.
      • Enrolled students :
        • ① having insurance
        • ② receiving higher than a B0 grade in the previous semester
    3. Scholarships beneficiaries will be selected every semester.

8. Important notes for Applicants

  1. 1. All documents should be in Korean or English. Documents in another language should be accompanied by a notarized Korean or English translation.
  2. 2. If any required documents are found to be false or counterfeit, your application will be canceled.
  3. 3. Any applicant submitting a certificate of expected graduation must submit the original copy of the graduation certificate before beginning their first semester at KNU.
  4. 4. The Office of International Affairs is not responsible for application cancellation due to incorrect contact information (such as address and phone number).
  5. 5. If an applicant’s visa is not issued or is rejected, his or her application will be canceled.
  6. 6. Applicants receiving a scholarship from another institution are not required to submit a certificate of financial guarantee; however, they must submit a certificate/letter from the institution confirming that they will pay your tuition during your period of study at KNU.
  7. 7. No submitted documents or application fees will be returned to the applicant. (Original copies of certificates of graduation will be returned after the screening process is completed.)

9. Contact us

  1. Address :Office of International Affairs, Kyungpook National University,
    #80, Daehak-ro, Bukgu, Daegu, 41566,
    Republic of Korea
  2. Homepage : http://en.knu.ac.kr
  3. Person in charge : Haejin Shin
    Tel : 053-950-6091 / Fax : 053-950-6093 / E-mail : admission@knu.ac.kr

10. Tuition Fees (per semester)

  • A. Daegu Campus
    Tuition Fees
    Department Entrance Fees General Tuition Total(KRW)
    Humanities /Social Sciences ₩184,000 ₩2,174,500 ₩2,358,500
    Natural Sciences/ Physical Education
    (including department of nursing, biomedical science)
    ₩184,000 ₩2,800,500 ₩2,984,500
    Engineering ₩184,000 ₩2,861,000 ₩3,045,000
    Music & Arts ₩184,000 ₩3,443,500 ₩3,627,500
    Music & Arts
    (Korean Classical Music, Music)
    ₩184,000 ₩3,557,000 ₩3,741,000
    Medicine(Master) ₩184,000 ₩4,047,000 ₩4,231,000
    Medicine(Doctor) ₩184,000 ₩4,147,000 ₩4,331,000
    Dentistry(Master) ₩184,000 ₩4,047,000 ₩4,231,000
    Dentistry(Doctor) ₩184,000 ₩4,147,000 ₩4,331,000
    Veterinary Medicine (Master, Doctor) ₩184,000 ₩3,947,000 ₩4,131,000
    Graduate School of International Studies ₩184,000 ₩2,289,000 ₩2,473,000

    ※ Note : total amounts may be subject to change

  • B. Sangju Campus
    Tuition Fees
    Department Entrance Fees General Tuition Total(KRW)
    Humanities /Social Sciences ₩184,000 ₩2,379,000 ₩2,563,000
    Natural Sciences ₩184,000 ₩2,529,500 ₩2,713,500
    Engineering ₩184,000 ₩2,411,000 ₩2,595,000
    Arts ₩184,000 ₩2,558,000 ₩2,742,000
    Physical Education ₩184,000 ₩2,379,500 ₩2,563,500

    ※ Note : total amounts may be subject to change

Academic Departments

A. Daegu Campus
Department Master’s Doctoral
Humanities / Social Sciences Korean Language & Literature English Language & Literature Korean Language & Literature English Language & Literature
History Philosophy History Philosophy
French Language & Literature German Language & Literature French Language & Literature German Language & Literature
Chinese Language & Literature Archaeology & Anthropology Chinese Language & Literature Archaeology & Anthropology
Japanese Language & Literature Korean Literature in Chinese Characters Japanese Language & Literature Korean Literature in Classical Chinese
Russian Language & Literature Political Science Russian Language & Literature Political Science
Sociology Geography Sociology Geography
Psychology Library & Information Science Psychology Library & Information Science
Social Welfare(Social Welfare Policy and Administration, Social Work Practice) Mass Communication Social Welfare(Social Welfare Policy and Administration, Social Work Practice) Mass Communication
Economics International Trade Economics International Trade
Business Administration Agricultural Economics Business Administration Agricultural Economics
Public Administration Law Public Administration Education
Education Ethics Education Korean Language Education Ethics Education
English Language Education Social Studies Education
Natural Sciences Mathematics Physics Mathematics Physics
Chemistry Life Science Chemistry Life Science
Geology Statistics Geology Statistics
Astronomy & Atmospheric Science Applied Biosciences (Major in Agronomy; Agricultural Chemistry; Agricultural Biology) Astronomy& Atmospheric Science Applied Biosciences (Major in Agronomy; Agricultural Chemistry; Agricultural Biology)
Horticulture Agricultural Engineering Horticulture Agricultural Engineering
Bio-industrial Machinery Engineering Bio-fibers and materials Science Bio-industrial Machinery Engineering Bio-fibers and materials Science
Forestry Wood Science & Technology Forestry Wood Science & Technology
Landscape Architecture Child & Family Studies Landscape Architecture Child and Family Studies
Clothing & Textiles Food Science & Nutrition Clothing & Textiles Food Science & Nutrition
Nursing Science Education Nursing Science Education
Biomedical Science Dental science Biomedical Science Dental science
Pharmacy Department of Oceanography Pharmacy Home Economics Education
Mathematics Education Public Health
Food Science & Biotechnology(major in Food biotechnology; Food bio materials; Food Application Technology) Food Science & Biotechnology(major in Food biotechnology; Food bio materials; Food Application Technology)
Engineering Electronics Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Electronics Engineering Computer Science and Engineering
Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Textile System Engineering Architecture Textile System Engineering Architecture
School of Architectural, Civil, Environmental and Energy Engineering: Major in Architectural Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environmental and Energy Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (Major in Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, Electronic Materials Engineering) School of Architectural, Civil, Environmental and Energy Engineering: Major in Architectural Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environmental and Energy Engineering Materials Science and Engineering (Major in Materials Science & Metallurgical Engineering, Electronic Materials Engineering)
School of Applied Chemical Engineering(Major in Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering) School of Applied Chemical Engineering(Major in Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering)
Department of Climate Change Department of Climate Change
Music & Arts & Physical Education Music Korean Classical Music Music Korean Classical Music
Fine Arts Physical Education Fine Arts Physical Education
Visual Communication Design Visual Communication Design
Medicine Medicine Veterinary Medicine Medicine Veterinary Medicine
Dentistry Dentistry
Law School Law
Graduate School of International Studies International Culture Studies (Major in Korean Culture Studies; Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language) (no Doctoral programs)
Department Combined Master’s & Doctoral Program(* Applicants should first check with the appropriate department to confirm they are recruiting international students.)

※Graduate School of International Studies has evening classes and has 5 semesters.

B. Sangju Campus
Department Master’s Doctoral
Natural Sciences Animal BT Science Ecology Science Animal BT Science Ecology Science
Ecology and Environmental System Food and Food-service Industry Ecology and Environmental System
Engineering Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering
Computer Information Constructional Disaster Prevention and Environmental Engineering Constructional Disaster Prevention and Environmental Engineering
Textile & Fashion Design Nano & Materials Science and Engineering
Electronic Engineering Precision Mechanical Engineering
Sports Leisure Sports Leisure Sports
Graduate School of Science and Technology 18 majors (no Doctoral programs)
Department Combined Master’s & Doctoral Program (* Applicants should first check with the appropriate department to confirm they are recruiting international students.)

※Note: The Graduate School of Science and Technology programs offers evening classes.

Performance Test for applicants for the Department of Music

1. Master
Major Test Piece Time
Singing 1. Choose one song from an opera or oratorio 2. Sing two songs from German, France, Italy, England and America art songs which are selected at the time of Performance Test
Piano 1. One song from Beethoven Sonata (whole movements) 2. One free song from romantic, impressive, modern song
Composition Compose one piano piece by the given theme(free style) 180minutes
Orchestra Violin One piece from W.A. Mozart concerto op.3, op.4, op.5 and F. Mendelssohn concerto e minor (Whole movements including Cadenza)
Cello One piece from J. Haydn concerto D major (Gendron Cadenza) or E. Lao concerto d minor(only the first movement)
Others Free choose one high level concerto(whole movements including Cadenza)
Theory Analyze Mozart Piano Sonata: analysis of chord, analysis of form 90minutes

※ Note : 1. Performances must be played without looking at the score.
              2. Applicants for Singing and Orchestra must be accompanied by a pianist.
              3. Applicants must bring their own instruments (except for Piano).

2. Doctoral
Major Test Piece Time
Major Test Piece Time
Singing Applicants must sing at least one art song from each of the following 6 categories(in about 30 minutes in total): 1:German; 2:France; 3:Italy; 4:England and America; 5:Oratorio(Cantata, Motet etc.); 6:Opera aria
※ No.1, No.2, No.3, No.4 must be one song of more than two ages, No.5, No.6 must be one song in different language
Piano Solo program of three ages for more than 60 minutes(including Sonata)
Composition Compose a programmatic song by given them (Piano trio) 180minutes
Orchestra Viloin 1. J.S. Bach unaccompanied Sonata ① No.1 g minor op.1, op2 movement ② No.2 a minor op.1, op.2 movement ③ No.3 C Major op.1, op.2 movement / choose one from above ①,②,③
2. Choose one from N. Paganini Caprice Op.1/ No.1, 5, 9, 11,17, 24
3. Choose one from W.A. Mozart, L.v. Beethoven Sonata(whole movements)
4. Choose one from F. Mendelssohn, L.v. Beethoven, P.I. Tchaikovsky. J. Sibelius Concerto(whole movements)
Cello 1. J.S. Bach unaccompanied suite ① No.1 Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue ② No.2 Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue ③No.3 Prelude, Sarabande, Gigue/choose one from above ①,②,③
2. Choose two from D. Popper Etude Op.73 No.7,8,17,22,35
3. Choose one from L.v. Beethoven Sonata(whole movements)
4. Choose one from romantic Concerto(whole movements)
Others 1. Choose two from N. Paganini 24 Caprices Op.1(International version)
2. J. S. Bach Partita in a minor(Barenreiter version)
3. One song of romantic Concerto(Whole movements)
Theory Analyze Beethoven middle period piano sonata works: analysis of chord, analysis of form 90minutes

※ Note : 1. Singing, Piano, Violin, Cello, Flute major performance must be played without looking at the score.
              2. Applicants for Singing and Orchestra must be accompanied by a pianist.
              3. Applicants must bring their own instruments (except for Piano).

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